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Fall Programming

We are happy to announce the return of Adult Book Club, beginning Tuesday, October 18th! We will also resume Story Times for a six week session, from October 3rd to November 17th!

We have several other youth offerings in the works as well, please check out the flyer for details!

Flyer with details about youth programming

Printing via email request

We now offer the option to send documents to a Southgate library email address for printing. Compose a new email, or forward an existing one, make sure the documents are attached, then send them to

When you are ready, speak to library staff at the circulation desk, who will print the documents for you, and take payment at the same time. Costs remain $0.10 per black and white page, $0.25 per color page. After printing your documents, staff will delete the email, so your information remains secure.

Sign up for a library card online

You can now sign up for a new, temporary library card online! Any adult* Southgate resident, who does not currently have a card, can get one by clicking the following link, and entering the required information.  Please note that an email address is required to make use of this feature.

New Southgate Library Card Registration

Once you have completed registration, a library card number and PIN will be sent to you by email.  This card will be good for 3 months, allowing you to make use of our digital borrowing options, Libby & Hoopla

When you are comfortable doing so, come in with valid ID and proof of current address (a driver's license is ideal).  We will update your account, and issue you a new card, good for 3 years! 

If you have any problems using this system, please contact the Director, Don Priest.  He can be reached through email,

Stay home, and stay safe!

*Minors must still sign up for a library card in person, accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult.

Staff Picks

Library Card Sign-up Month

For over 30 years, September has been Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time to advocate for the importance of library cards as a resource. Even now, with the widespread availability of digital resources online, a library card is an invaluable tool for accessing reliable, diverse sources of information (and fun)!

Library cards are completely free for Southgate residents. All we need is picture ID and proof of current address (a driver’s license is perfect). Minors need to have a responsible adult sign them up – this can be a parent, guardian, grandparent, etc. It only takes a few minutes to fill out the application, and then you’ll be free to borrow anything from our vast collection of books, movies, CDs, board games, audiobooks, videogames, and more! As an added incentive: the first 100 Southgate residents to sign up for a new card in September will receive a special library button! We look forward to seeing you!

Teen Advisory Board

Flyer with details on joining a library teen advisory board

Introducing Transparent Language Online

We are proud to announce that Transparent Language Online is now available to Southgate residents! Transparent Language Online provides an effective and engaging experience for language learners looking to build their vocabulary, practice their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and maintain what they learn. With courses and supplemental resources in 110+ languages, Transparent Language Online can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on almost any device.

All you need to sign up is your library card number.
Click here to get started!

Sign for Transparent Language Online, with speech bubbles, an image of a computer screen, and an image of a phone screen

Contact Info - Phone: 734-258-3002 - Address: 14680 Dix-Toledo Rd. Southgate, MI 48195

Hours - Mon-Thurs: 10am-9PM - Sat: 10am-5pm